Planning a business event in France? Choose Lyon!
Named European Capital of Sustainable Tourism in 2019 by the European Union, Lyon is the leading city in France and the 7th worldwide city in the GDS-Index (Global Destination Sustainability Index 2021). Ideally located at the heart of Europe (less than a 2-hour ride by TGV train from Paris), Lyon is a city of culture and history with a vibrant economy and unique art de vivre. In other words, Lyon may be the perfect destination for your next business event in France.
Lyon, the result of 2000 years of history
© Crédits photosLooking for an exceptional historical trail? Follow the guide! From the Gallo-Romans ruins to the Vieux-Lyon, a unique Renaissance district in Europe, from the classical buildings to the iconic traboules -Lyon’s well-hidden treasures-, it is no wonder 500 ha of the city are inscribed on UNESCO's world heritage list. And to cap it all, its decent size makes it easy to wander through the city and discover everything it has to offer!
Lyon: the French art de vivre at its finest
© Crédits photosIf you’re a foodie and love to taste everything when traveling for business, then Lyon is the place to come! With over 4,000 restaurants, the city clearly is the French capital of gastronomy. A title Lyon owes to Monsieur Paul Bocuse, a visionary cook elected Chef of the Century in 1989 by the Gault & Millau guide and again in 2011 by the Culinary Institute of America. From Michelin star restaurants to authentic local bouchons, organic and veggie cuisine, food courts and halls, you will fall in love with Lyon from starter to dessert.
Lyon makes a commitment to sustainable tourism
© Crédits photosElected by the European Union as its 1st European Capital of Smart Tourism in 2019, Lyon is committed toward more sustainable, respectful, innovative and inclusive tourism. The same year, Lyon joined the GDS-Index (Global Destination Sustainability Index), a leading sustainability benchmarking and improvement programme for destinations around the world designed to make the business and events tourism industry more sustainable. Today, with a score of 80%, Lyon is the leading city in France.
Lyon has the second largest capacity in France for hosting events
© Crédits photosWith over 200 meeting spaces, including 4 major venues (Euroexpo, Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon Convention Centre, Espace Tête d’Or) Lyon and its Metropolis have the second largest capacity in France for the hosting of events. Moreover, from grand luxury hotels in the city centre or small family-run hotels to hotel residences, Lyon offers a very wide range of accommodation to satisfy all your attendees.
The historical Grand Hôtel-Dieu has opened with restaurants, boutiques and Interconiental 5* with 144 rooms and a conference centre.
Lyon Convention Bureau infos
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